Mingle2 Review: Free Online Dating & Singles Chat Rooms
Set up in 2008, Mingle2 is free and (according to the people who run it) always will be. They claim to be one of the biggest dating sites on earth, with a large pool of eager singles to make finding a match super quick and easy. The membership base is constantly growing so it’s definitely a dating site to watch.
Pros and Cons
- Messaging is free for all members, which is quite rare in the world of online dating.
- There are lots of members using the site, leaving you plenty of choice.
- You’ll have to put up with lots of ads across the site.
- The website is very outdated.
- Even without a profile photo or detailed information, we got a lot of messages. While this might not seem like much of a downside, it makes you wonder what some members’ intentions are if they don’t really know who they’re talking to.
Mingle2 member structure -- who’s on this dating site?
As the dating site is free, it attracts pretty much anyone -- so the membership base is incredibly diverse. It’s mostly popular with 25-34 year olds.
- Members: 12 million members worldwide, with 60,000 from the UK alone.
- Member activity: Mingle2 gets 25,450 daily logins worldwide and 370,000 site visits from the UK each month.
- Gender proportion: 60% Male and 40% Female
How does Mingle2.com work?
Whether you’re looking for a serious relationship or casual hook up, Mingle2 is designed so that you can browse for profiles you like the look of for yourself.
You really can date your way using the search filters to drill down the exact criteria you’d like to find in a potential match. And as messaging is free, you can start chatting to anyone straight away to get to know them better.
Sign up process -- how to join Mingle2.com
Signing up is really quick -- it only takes about a minute to sign up. Mingle2 doesn’t ask for a lot of personal information. Instead, you simply create a basic profile, add a profile picture (or skip and do this later) and then verify your profile. Afterwards, you can go back in and answer questions about your appearance, marital status and whether you want children (amongst others).
Ease of use
There’s nothing really special about the website -- it’s a little bit clunky and uninspiring, but it does the job. Unfortunately, you’ll find a lot of ads while browsing so you have to navigate through those as you look for profiles. Mingle2 does utilise handy tabs that keep all the features in one place though, which helps with the site’s usability.
Making contact, chat, messaging & notifications
Like already mentioned, messaging all members is completely free. You can also send nudges, kisses, winks, hugs, or kicks in the butt instead of a message to try and break the ice. There are contact limits in place, however. After 30 days, messages automatically get deleted to stop spam. Upgrading to MingePlus removes this limit.
When looking through profiles, you’ll find a lot of them aren’t very detailed. This is because sign up is quite basic, and you have to make the effort to go through and update all the extra details.
A lot of members do actually add pictures though -- and the silver lining about the lack of detail is that you’re less likely to pre-judge based on the information members give.
Mingle2 mobile app for iPhone & Android
The Mingle2 app is available to download on iOS and Android, and it gives you unlimited access to all features so you can find someone nearby.
The interface is much easier to use than the desktop site, so it’s great dating-on-the-go tool for instant messaging.
Real life reviews for Mingle2.com
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Key features for Mingle2.com
There aren’t really many extra features to shout about, except Mutual Match. This is a feature that many other dating websites use, where you can choose yes, no or maybe on random profiles that have been recommended to you.
If you choose yes, the other person will be notified, and your identity will be revealed if they say yes too.
Is Mingle2 safe?
The Mingle2 team strictly monitors the site to make sure it’s a safe and secure environment. You can also easily block people you don’t want to talk to.
How much does Mingle2.com cost? What are the prices for membership?
While Mingle2 is a free dating site, you can upgrade for a small fee to unlock a few additional features that will hopefully increase your chances of meeting someone.
- 3 months: $9.95 per month
- 6 months: $7.95 per month
- 12 months: $5.95
You also unlock the following with a membership:
-See who likes you on Mutual Match.
-Browse profiles invisibly.
-Get seen in searches first.
-Find out if someone’s read your message.
-Store all your messages forever.
Discounts, coupons, offers & promo codes
We couldn’t find any discounts available, but this is most likely because upgrading for premium membership is completely optional and only unlocks a few ‘luxury’ features.
If you do a Google search you can sometimes find money off passes too, so make sure you shop around before you commit.
The site is free, so no free trial is needed!
Is Mingle2.com a good dating site?
Unfortunately, while it’s great that messaging and other features are free, Mingle2 doesn’t feel particularly inviting. This is because the website is old and updated, and there are far too many ads.
This makes it really hard to know what you’re clicking on as you often get taking off the Mingle2 to other websites. This gets pretty frustrating after a while.
Our other biggest gripe is the fact that it seems really hard to find a meaningful connection. You get so many messages flying into your inbox (this happened with us even without a profile picture and information filled out) so it feels like other members are trying their luck.
If you want to find something more serious and long-lasting, we suggest checking out some other free sites or even giving one that requires a membership a go.
- Ease of Use
How to join Mingle2?
You can register on the welcome page of the website.
How can I download Mingle2?
For desktop, the website is available. For smartphones, the mobile app is available on the App store and Google Play.
How can I change my password on Mingle2?
To change your password, select the Settings link found near the top of your homepage and then the ‘Change Password’ link on the next page.
Once there, you can enter your current password in the top field. In the next two fields, enter your new password and then finally click the ‘Change Password’ button.
How can I change my username?
Once you have created an account, it’s not possible to change your username. In order to get anew username, you need to register again. Mingle2 only allows one account per email address. You’ll need to use another email address to create a new account. For those who try this route and register again, be sure to deactivate your old account.
What is stealth mode?
This is a way for your to browse the site without giving away your online status. If you have stealth toggled on, other users will be unable to see that you have viewed them. Also, other members will not see ‘Online Now’ in your profile.
You can toggle this option on the Account Settings page at any time. To access this page, select the ‘My Account’ tab and then the ‘Settings’ link found at the top of the page.
How to contact Mingle2?
If you would like to contact Mingle2 you can contact them at email@example.com or also through their Contact page. If they don’t respond quickly, you can also check the Frequently Asked Questions page and the Help Forum for support.
What should I do if I suspect another Mingle2 user is a scammer?
You can report this member by using their ‘Report Abuse’ system. Mingle2 will investigate the account and if they need to they will ban the account. You can report members by clicking the ‘Report This User’ link foudn on his or her profile or also the Report Abuse/Spam link near the bottom of any mail they have sent.
How do I know if a member is a scammer?
Mingle2 do their best to keep scammers off the site. Unfortunately, it is impossible to keep all scammers away and social media sites are usually the place where members ask other members for money. If money is exchanged and the asking party disappears then this is considered a scam.
In other instances, a member will ask for financial assistance. It’s best to never send money to another user and never pay for another individual.
How can I block another member on Mingle2?
There are a few ways to block other members. Once way is to block from the mail you receive from that person. You will find a ‘Block User’ link found at the bottom of the message.
You can also block another person from an open IM window of the person. You will see a button of a circle with a line through it (the ‘no’ symbol) found on the upper right of the IM window which says ‘block’ when you mouse over it.
How can I deactivate Mingle2?
If you’re a desktop user, go to your profile and select ‘Your Account’ and then ‘Settings’and finally ‘Deactivate Account -- Remove Profile’.
If you are an app user, go to the Menu found on the bottom right of your screen and select ‘Settings’ and then ‘Deactivate your Account’ found at the bottom of the list.
How can I unsubscribe from Mingle2 emails?
For desktop users, head to your profile and select ‘Your Account’ and then ‘Settings’. Click ‘Mail Settings’ and uncheck the emails you want to unsubscribe from.
For mobile app users, click Menu on the bottom right of your screen. Then click ‘Settings’ and then ‘Email Address’. Then uncheck the emails you want to unsubscribe from.